Celebrating the anniversary of Israa’ and Mi‘raaj: Is participation impermissible?

Question 26: From Muhammad ibn Ibraheem to his Excellency the General Secretary of the Islaamic World League,

Al-salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaah wabarakaatuh (May Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you):
I have read your letter no. 682, dated 4/7/85 A.H. with regard to the invitation you received from the Grand judge of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to attend the celebration of Israa’ (Night Journey) and Mi‘raaj (Ascension to Heaven) anniversary. You asked about our opinion in this regard. 

Answer: I opine that celebrating the anniversary of Isra’ and Mi‘raj is a null and void Bid‘ah (innovation in religion)… read more here.


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